A map of Laurelhurt with a pop out of the Talaris site.

Why We Need an Affordable Talaris

Many areas in the North End of Seattle historically kept out communities of color. It contained a patchwork of racial covenants, and banks furthered...

Sawant: PSE Fire Underscores Need to Ban Fracked Gas

That freakish gas flare erupting from the sidewalk in the Central District on February 24th was an ominous double-warning about the danger of relying...
students do an outdoor activity at Lincoln High School

Dubicki: Save Seattle Schools, Dissolve the District

To be upfront, I am pissed at Seattle Public Schools. As a parent of school-age kids, I have been subjected to SPS’s anti-union propaganda...
Washington state outline with ethernet cables

Op-Ed: Washington Needs Internet for All

Last week, Representative Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) filed House Bill 1336. This bill should be celebrated widely and has the potential to upend the internet monopolies in Washington State. We have...

Laughably Awful Pedersen Op-Ed Justifies Printing Out Seattle Times

Paper is compostable. Bad opinions are not. Oh, for an easier assignment than to address the flubs and follies of Councilmember Alex Pedersen’s Seattle Times...

McGauley: The Case for Seattle County

Growing up in the Old Northwest, I was used to townships and counties being small, arbitrary but generally orderly boxes that operate as the...
Inslee holds the scissors and other high-level officials look on outside the SR-99 tunnel in February 2019.

Inslee’s Climate Proposal: Necessary, but Don’t Call It Bold

Inslee announces bold climate package for 2021–2023 biennium. That’s the subject of an email that hit my inbox yesterday afternoon. I skipped the email text...
Single Family homes.

Dubicki: When Upzoning Becomes a Fool’s Errand

Yesterday’s report that Seattle’s housing prices rose 11.6% over where they were in November 2019 comes as zero surprise to anyone who has toyed...